Guest Post – Jodi Thomas

I’ve always wanted to write a book that shows the different ways people fall in love and I got my chance in WILD TEXAS ROSE.  I found the story great fun to write and loved the humor of the characters as I wrote.  I always think of my characters as real living, breathing people who are like all of us, not perfect, but trying.  So, come along with me through Fort Worth, Texas in 1876 and enjoy the adventure.

The setting is Fort Worth, 1876, but the stories circle around one another much like people in a town do until one day, one event, draws them together.  My main heroine, Rose McMurray, suffers from a fear of crowds during the time agoraphobia was just being recognized as a disorder.   Her fears run head long into her need to help her best friend.

Rose thinks she’s going to a wedding but soon uncovers a plot that could get them all killed.  She turns to a circuit judge, Killian O’Toole, for help not knowing how involved he is with the bride-to-be.

I had a great time writing WILD TEXAS ROSE.  Of course I love a good love story and this book is packed with three.  I also like watching the couples fall in love in different ways because love never comes in quite the same way to anyone.  I think this story is tender and I promise it will keep you laughing.  No one in the book is perfect, but they all do the best they can.

Thanks for reading,

Jodi Thomas

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Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of 35 novels and 11 short story collections. A RITA winning author, Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

13 thoughts on “Guest Post – Jodi Thomas

  1. It does sound like the author did her research, and that it was in play while she wrote. Great i guest post today! I need to check this one out!


  2. I like her saying “no one in the book is perfect but they all do the best they can”.

    Sounds good to me!


    • That’s one of the things I enjoy about most of Jodi’s characters (in her historicals as well as contemporaries) – they all do the best they can.


  3. I loved this post! I have to read one of her books. I think I will make a time for one in November for sure!!!!!!! Putting on my calendar!


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